Kurds Ban Snuff

Evil for Sale

Kurdistan has banned the sale of violent snuff films in the Iraqi north:

Compilations of videoed scenes of torture, shootings, beheadings and bombings, they are on sale in marketplaces in Iraq.


“There are around 15 different CDs that show killings and torture,” said Farhad Kareem, who runs a CD store.

They continue to sell in the south of Iraq, although they have now been banned in the Kurdish autonomous region in the north. Police in Kurdistan are trying to enforce the ban, closing CD shops and arresting their owners.

A title called “The Lion” shows footage of Uday Hussein, Saddam’s eldest son, feeding what appears to be the bodies of his victims to his pet lions and a tiger.

Al-Zarqawi is believed to use snuff films for recruitment purposes.

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